Big Blue Button and Overleaf Testing
I am currently involved in testing various software resources, this include Big Blue Button and Overleaf.
Big Blue Button Testing
The instance of BBB I am using is hosted by Faircam, we have access to both the current stable release,but also the alpha release. This allows for testing of the software. I am part of the BBB developer google group, so can report issues and have just joined the Users' list to discuss there too.
Overleaf Online LaTeX Editor testing
With Overleaf, users are given access to new features to try out, so right now they are introducing a new editor, so the options are the Beta editor, Normal editor and the usual Rich text editor. As I prefer to just write in LaTeX, then I am using the normal editor, but also switching between that and the new test editor and can fill in a simple online form to give feedback on new features.
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I love free software day
February 14th is again the annual I love free software day a chance to celebrate free software.
This year the fsfe are planning a gaming event with speakers and a chance to play some great games that are released under the gpl.
Game jam will take place on 14th of February 2022 at 18.00-20:00 CET
Please contact the fsfe for more info, you only need to register if you want to take part in the talks, you can still watch the talks and play the games.
Talks will be streamed and the interactive element of this will be via Big Blue Button.
Privacy tools list
A discussion on Mastodon on Sunday, resulted in being directed to this excellent list of privacy tools, There is a lot to go through here so if you are looking for alternatives to proprietary solutions this is very worth checking out.
Freedom ladder – From the Free Software Foundation 5/8/2021
Introduction The “freedom ladder” is a new method the FSF campaigns team has developed to help users get their first start in software freedom. One problem with most guides introducing newcomers to GNU/Linux is that they stop them too soon on their “journey to freedom,” and end up suggesting that a partially nonfree setup is a desirable outcome. By contrast, our guides focus is to encourage users to not rest content with nonfree software, while at the same time recognizing that they have other pressures and obligations. We want to help them stay both motivated and determined in their gradual process to eliminate nonfree software from their lives.
Previous meetings have been excellent with lots to chat and think about.
Next meeting is Thursday 5th August 2021. 16:00 to 17:00 Eastern Time on IRC (chat) and will be looking at *Learning how to find help / Trying a free operating system *.
This is going to be 21:00 UK time I think.